Standard Errors
Unmarried domestic partner benefits: Access

Table 44. Standard errors for unmarried domestic partner benefits: Access1,
civilian workers,2 National Compensation Survey, March 2012

Characteristics

Defined benefit
retirement survivor
benefits

Healthcare benefits

Same sex

Opposite
sex

Same sex

Opposite
sex

All workers

0.5

0.5

0.7

0.6

Worker characteristics

       

Management, professional, and related

0.9

0.9

1.1

1.1

    Management, business, and financial

1.1

1.2

1.5

1.5

    Professional and related

1.0

1.0

1.2

1.2

        Teachers

1.7

1.8

1.3

1.2

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

2.2

2.2

1.7

1.5

        Registered nurses

2.1

2.1

3.2

2.9

Service

0.7

0.7

1.2

1.1

    Protective service

2.3

2.1

2.2

1.7

Sales and office

0.5

0.5

0.9

0.8

    Sales and related

0.4

0.4

1.2

1.0

    Office and administrative support

0.7

0.7

1.3

1.1

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

0.8

0.8

1.1

0.9

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

1.0

1.0

1.1

1.1

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

1.3

1.2

1.7

1.4

Production, transportation, and material moving

0.8

0.8

1.5

1.4

    Production

0.9

0.6

1.7

1.4

    Transportation and material moving

1.4

1.4

2.0

2.0

Full time

0.6

0.6

0.8

0.7

Part time

0.3

0.3

0.8

0.6

Union

1.3

1.2

1.5

1.3

Nonunion

0.5

0.5

0.7

0.6

Average wage within the following categories:3

       

    Lowest 25 percent

0.4

0.4

0.8

0.6

        Lowest 10 percent

0.2

0.2

0.9

0.7

    Second 25 percent

0.6

0.6

1.1

0.9

    Third 25 percent

0.9

0.8

1.0

1.0

    Highest 25 percent

0.8

0.8

1.1

1.0

        Highest 10 percent

1.2

1.1

1.3

1.3

Establishment characteristics

       

Goods-producing industries

0.9

0.6

1.3

1.2

Service-providing industries

0.5

0.5

0.8

0.7

    Education and health services

1.3

1.3

1.4

1.4

        Educational services

1.7

1.8

1.3

1.3

            Elementary and secondary schools

1.7

1.7

1.4

1.2

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

3.6

3.6

2.9

3.2

        Healthcare and social assistance

1.3

1.3

2.1

2.0

            Hospitals

2.3

2.3

2.3

2.1

    Public administration

2.6

2.6

1.9

2.2

1 to 99 workers

0.4

0.4

0.8

0.7

    1 to 49 workers

0.4

0.4

0.8

0.7

    50 to 99 workers

1.0

1.0

1.9

1.8

100 workers or more

0.8

0.7

1.0

0.9

    100 to 499 workers

0.8

0.8

1.3

1.1

    500 workers or more

1.2

1.2

1.2

1.2

Geographic areas

       

New England

0.9

0.7

3.8

3.8

Middle Atlantic

1.2

1.3

3.6

2.7

East North Central

0.6

0.5

1.5

1.4

West North Central

2.8

2.2

2.4

South Atlantic

1.0

0.9

1.3

1.3

East South Central

2.9

3.1

1.6

1.7

West South Central

0.9

1.0

1.4

1.1

Mountain

1.6

1.6

3.3

2.6

Pacific

1.2

1.1

1.1

1.1

1The percentage of workers with access to the
benefit reflects both the availability of the benefit and
the employer’s policy on providing the benefit to
unmarried domestic partners. For more information, see
the Unmarried Domestic Partners Benefit Fact Sheet
at:www.bls.gov/ncs/ebs_domestic2012.pdf.

3The categories are based on the average wage for
each occupation surveyed, which may include workers
with earnings both above and below the threshold. The
average wages are based on the estimates published in
the "National Compensation Survey: Occupational
Earnings in the United States, 2010." See Technical
Note for more&nb sp;details.

2Includes workers in the private nonfarm economy
except those in private households, and workers in the
public sector, except the federal government. See
Technical Note for further explanation.


NOTE: Dash indicates no workers in this category or
data did not meet publication criteria. For definitions of
major plans, key provisions, and related terms, see the
"Glossary of Employee Benefit Terms" at
www.bls.gov/ncs/ebs/glossary20112012.htm.